How to decorate a coastal home: Emma Sims Hilditch advises

A sense of place is essential to any successful interior design, whether that’s a sandy beach on your doorstep or the fields stretching beyond your back gate. But knowing when a reference turns to pastiche is key. 

‘When designing an interior incorporating coastal decor ideas, subtlety is the golden rule,’ suggests interior designer Emma Sims Hilditch. ‘There are plenty of clever ways to hint at a home’s seaside location, without being swept away by nautical trends and an excess of blue white and red.’